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Opinion: Muldoon’s candidacy solves my voting dilemma

I’m writing in Will Muldoon and I hope you will, too.

I am grateful to Will Muldoon for solving my municipal voting dilemma this year. With three seats open on the Juneau School Board, I wanted to select three candidates who I could be sure would continue to put kids’ and staff safety first, who understood that the only reasonable course through the back half of this pandemic is to continue following the most current scientific advice. Elizabeth Siddon has done so, and I believe Amber Frommherz will be a great addition. That left one more slot to be filled on my ballot.

Putting the safety of our community’s children and the dedicated Juneau School District employees who work with them first goes beyond the immediate pandemic response. It means respecting healthy boundaries and individual autonomy. It means teaching what healthy relationships look like to break the patterns that keep Alaska at the top of national domestic violence rankings.

Muldoon is one of the first peers that I saw engaging with local politics and I remain impressed by the time and effort he puts into staying informed and up-to-date on our municipal issues and governance. He’s a self-described data nerd, and I trust him to follow the science. He’s great at putting himself into others’ shoes to understand all sides of an issue and I know that he will bring that same energy, perspective, and drive as a member of the School Board. I’m writing in Will Muldoon and I hope you will, too.

Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs,

Juneau

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